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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 6, 2011 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No Bruce? No worries

"For some reason there has been very little discussion that I can find in this forum of the numerous wonderful post-Terrapin jams of the 90s."

It seems '90s fans around here are not as analytical or organized as the early-era cohort!
The 6/23/93 Terrapin jam is probably my favorite, though not as melodic as some from '90.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: May 6, 2011 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No Bruce? No worries

Yeah, so far as I know 6/23/93 is the absolute pinnacle of the post-Terrapin jam, it really goes beyond any of the others that I've heard in terms of length and energy and travels through different musical ideas.

Based on not-at-all-comprehensive research, it seems like 10/18/89 has the first post-terrapin jam that departs from the composed theme. It's a pretty good example of the general template, which is Jerry using a midi horn or wind voice to explore melodic ideas while the band keeps a flowing rhythm underneath. It happens again, bigger and bolder on 12/6/89, and it becomes even more exploratory on the very percussion driven version of 3/15/90. Among other notable 1990 versions is the unusual 6/16/90 show where space came before drums.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: May 7, 2011 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No Bruce? No worries

Love this thread! thanks all for the filling pre/post-Terrapin recommendations... & for giving me a reason to revisit the last golden age.

Peace

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 6, 2011 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No Bruce? No worries

Yesterday's TDIH from 20 years ago, 5/5/91, has a great post-Terrapin jam, the end of a really impressive Truckin> Spanish jam> Terrapin spectacular.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-05-05.sbd.hinko.19181.sbeok.shnf

9/8/90 has one of the best pre-drums segments of that tour, certainly, and the post-Terra jam is the one on the GD box set.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-09-08.sbd.miller.92241.sbeok.flac16